Community Council Minutes
October 11, 2017
3:20 to 4:20 pm
Attendees: Stacie Jorgensen, Jana Wheelwright, Eric Markworth, Sara Kippen, Lindsey Patterson, Becca Crookston, Karlee Fryer, Melissa Dahle, Val Christensen, Wyatt Olsen and Tiffany Vollmer
Review and Approval of Minutes from September Meeting
Jana Wheelwright-2nd motion
Budget and Expenditures Update: With the carryover of $10,389 from last year we have a total distribution of $72,324 for this year. As of the October Meeting $12,177.10 of the Trustland funds had been spent. Eric found out that the $300 listed in the budget under teachers was from the two extra days at the end of the school year when we brought teachers back to plan for the upcoming year. Two of the teachers were not yet listed as employees for payroll, so they were paid at the beginning of the school year. The PLC conference is included in the total money spent, except for the expense of the hotels. The hotel cost will be around $3,000.
We reviewed the SIP to see where we were with the budget.
ELA: $8,500-Teacher 2-day planning at the end of the school year (Eric shared with us that we could possibly change where these funds came from, there is money available with Title 1 funds).
$15,000-Purchase Chromebooks and cart to be used in the second grade.
$6,000-RAZ Plus (This will be renewed in February, we will have 18 licenses-36 available per license. This is mostly used in the lower grades.)
$8,500-Americorp Salary (This year we will have actual literacy nights, separate from PTC)
PBS: $5,000-Character Education Program (Provide incentives for students)
STEM: $11,000-PLC Conference
Val Proposed to change the SIP to not include the $8,500 for teacher 2-day planning in the summer, having Title 1 funds cover that instead.
Eric-2nd the motion
All were in favor
Employee of the Year Schedule:
Education Support Professional of the year-open for nomination right now, ends November 1. We will vote on this at the next meeting. (Eric will send out another email reminding parents that this nomination is open. We talked about including a list of who falls in this category at the school, but didn’t know if ESP staff members would like that info going out.) Eric will email the nominations out to us before our next meeting, so we can look them over and be ready to vote.
Teacher of the year-Nominations will be open from January 3-February 1. We will vote on this at the February meeting.
Volunteer of the year-Nominations will be open from February 26-March 26. We will vote on this at the April meeting.
There is a boundary meeting on November 16th at 6:00pm. They will be discussing the current school boundaries and looking at different options for boundaries. Enrollment is down for some schools and on the rise for other schools. Woodruff’s enrollment is currently down from previous years.
PTA Community Fall Carnival: Tiffany shared with us that at this point only 16 kids have turned in packets with money. They need to have a count to Texas Roadhouse by next week, they are charging $5 for a meal and will be charged $2 and will earn $3. There are prize tickets available for donations made, and there are great prizes. The PTA is worried that there is confusion, and are not sure what to do. We suggested setting up a table in the entrance of the school for Parent Teacher Conferences to answer any questions or to collect money. They want this to be a community carnival, and are hoping to spread the word that anyone in the community are welcome.
Review and Approve By-Laws: The by-laws have been updated with the changes made at the last meeting.
Eric motioned to approve the updated by-laws.
Melissa-2nd the motion
All were in favor
Safety Update for Signs: Sara did some research for signs to post outside in the circle drives that say move forward. We could purchase some that are already made, or we can design our own. We decided it would be better to go with the premade signs.
Eric proposed that we purchase two signs, spending about $50 of the Trustland Funds.
Val-2nd the motion
All were in favor
*Reminder Eric will have the times for NO PARKING on the current signs changed to new times because of the change in start and end times of our school day.
SNAP Plan: Abraham Felsch attends the district safety meetings, and he bought back from the meeting that they are working on a cross walk for in front of the school. We are no longer wanting to pursue that plan. We will need to pass that info on to the city. Possibly we will invite a city worker to one of our upcoming meetings. Eric has sent our SNAP plan in for approval from the district. We will continue to look at it. We are all going to drive our neighborhoods with the printed SNAP plan and see in what ways we can improve it. We will come together and discuss what we noticed at our next meeting. Eric will also email us a link to the SNAP online.
Public Input: The AR celebration for this trimester will be a USU Women’s Basketball Game.
Items for Next Meeting: Bring in one idea for a meeting norm. Norms are ways to help the meetings run more smoothly, to help us get through all the agenda items. An example given by Stacie was to be on time.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 8th at 3:15pm